What a wonderful, charming little film!
And it's very, very funny!
I loved it and laughed out loud many, many times. My 20-year old son didn't get it, though. I suppose many people won't get it, but that's OK.
For them there's Weekend at Bernies.
Secret Ballot is serene in its approach, but bitingly sardonic in its message.
The film opens with these two "guards" with the Iranian army. We don't really know what they are "guarding" (against smuddlers, maybe?). They live on a beach... they split 12-hour shifts... they sleep on the bottom bunk... the bed is outdoors on the beach... the old jeep is in the tent... the government airdrops the ballot box... and the ballot official is a woman....
One of the guards must drive her around the island collecting ballots.
It's theater of the absurd in the persian gulf.
And, best of all, rated G!
Try it, and give it time to settle in.